Author: TOP RANK
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 28, 2012) – He came, he starred, he conquered. And This Friday! November 30, at Midnight ET/PT, on ABC, he will be RERUN! Fighter of the Decade and boxing's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and box office attraction Congressman MANNY "PacMan" PACQUIAO took time from training for his upcoming rumble with three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez to make another boffo appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Wednesday night. The response by fans and the word of mouth on the interview and especially the spectacularly funny spoof of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 -- Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7 -- spurred the show’s unusually fast encore airing of the episode. (Photos of Pacquiao and Kimmel attached. Please credit: ABC)
After catching up with Manny on his life and training for his upcoming high-stakes welterweight battle against Márquez, Kimmel announced Manny’s next fight -- against sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez -- with his own all-access unreality segment, Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7, which also featured Rodriguez’s trainer Yehya, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao-Rodriguez 4 24/7 Clip: http://youtu.be/r0qVfibFdmo
This was Manny’s seventh consecutive appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in as many pay-per-view promotions, dating back to November 3, 2009, when he knocked out Miguel Cotto to claim the welterweight title. That 2009 appearance also marked Manny’s U.S. network TV debut, which has since led to a multitude of network television, radio and magazine features, including, CBS’ 60 Minutes, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, ABC’s Nightline, FOX News Channel’s On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, CNN’s America Morning, NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, Playboy, Sports Illustrated and cover stories in TIME and Newsweek.
Pacquiao and Roach are in deep training for Act Four of their exciting and fistoric rivalry with Juan Manuel Márquez. Pacquiao and Márquez, who have won world titles in 12 weight divisions between them, will go mano a mano and toe-to-toe in a high-stakes welterweight showdown, Saturday, December 8, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wonderful Pistachios, Cinemax ‘Banshee,’ Smart Communications, Universal Pictures ‘Django Unchained’and MGM Grand, Pacquiao-Márquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
All-new editions of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4 debut on Saturday, December 1 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) – while the finale debuts Friday, December 7 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes welterweight showdown. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand and HBO GO®.
Remaining tickets to Pacquiao-Márquez 4 are priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Pacquiao-Márquez 4 telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing. Use the hashtag #PacMarquez to join the conversation on Twitter. For Pacquiao vs. Márquez updates, log on to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com.